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Santo Domingo

Escudo of the province Heredia Canton No. 3:  Santo Domingo
Capital:  Santo Domingo
Km from Santo Domingo to San José:  7 km
Size:  24.84 km2
Founded:  1869

Districts

Santo Domingo, Canton of the province Heredia District 1:  Santo Domingo City
District 2:  San Vincente
District 3:  San Miguel Sur
District 4:  Paracito
District 5:  Santo Tomás
District 6:  Santa Rosa
District 7:  Tures
District 8:  Pará

History

Santo Domingo, Canton of the province Heredia

The canton gets its name from the chapel dedicated to Saint Domingo, a name first given to the barrio, then to the district, and finally to the canton.

General Description

Santo Domingo, Canton of the province Heredia

Santo Domingo sits at the foot of Mount Zurquí and produces some of the finest coffee in Costa Rica. Coffee continues to be the chief agricultural product. The canton is drained by the rivers Virilla and Bermúdez.

Interesting Sites

Santo Domingo, Canton of the province Heredia

The building styles date back to when coffee was king (1860-1930) except for the morís-style Rosario Church. It is notable that there are many colonial houses made of adobe and Word, and others made from the beginning of the Century made from brick.

Climate

Santo Domingo, Canton of the province Heredia

Average temperature is 20.2 Degrees Celcius.

The Cantons of Heredia

Map of Cantones of the Province Heredia

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